December 16, 2015 Subject:
On The Path
It might seem odd, but this is the most famous show of 1997. Odd I say because it no way resembles a typical show from tDB. Two hours and forty minutes of pretty much non-stop jamming. In fact the first jam doesn't end until into the two hour mark. The reason this show is so acclaimed as it's the first show that keyboardist Aron Magner used a Roland JP8000 synthesizer which ultimately helped the band move out of their distinction of a kind of second rate Phish, and into their own sound they deemed Trancefusion.
The show itself is also unique, as the band were not only celebrating Halloween, but also they had just gotten a record deal with for what would soon become their second album Uncivilized Area. So as the story goes the band popped some tabs and took off into uncharted territory at the frat house Phi Sigma Kappa...that is until the police broke up the show.
Some nice moments here and there, two Biscuits songs, two covers, but overall it was actually pretty hard to stop myself from skipping ahead on this show. However the sound is decent, and with 14,000 views on the Internet Archive a lot of people have come along for the trip.
March 28, 2014 Subject:
This show gets high marks just on pure ambition and craziness. Listening to it with the knowledge that everyone involved was high on acid and could not find a way out of "Run like Hell" makes it all the more enjoyable.
It's fun to hear teases of nascent Bisco in there -- so much of the jamming sounds like it could drop into "Spraypaint" at any time, five years before the advent of that song.
The sound quality is not stellar, but you've heard worse. Worth the listen!
June 26, 2005 Subject:
I just started downloading this, but after listening to disc one all I can say is WOW!
4 stars though for the quality. Noise reduction was probably a bad idea...
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